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Grizzley machines the following common grades of Aluminum: 2011, 2017, 2024, 6061, 3003, 3004, 1100, 6262 and 7075.

Served Alumium markets include:

  • Valve Components
  • Building and Construction Hardware
  • Automation
  • Automotive
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Tooling
  • Paint Valves & Fittings
  • Industrial Cylinders
  • Construction Equipment
  • Packaging
  • Food Processing
  • Medical
  • Racing
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Marine Components
  • ATV Vehicle Components
  • Farm Machinery & Equipment
  • Green Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Golf Carts
  • RV-Motor Homes
  • Plumbing
  • Cutlery, Handtools & General Hardware
  • Screw Machine Products

Machinability & Alloy Selection
Machinability can be a major consideration in making the final aluminum alloy selection. For example, high-strength, free-cutting alloy 2011 can be machined to an excellent surface finish at high speed and feed, with a low rate of tool wear. The chips formed are finely broken. Alloy 2011 is therefore recommended for all general and high-production machining where a free-cutting alloy is desired. Alloy 2011 is especially desirable for multiple-operation machining, mainly because it machines with a broken chip. Stock for multiple-operation machining is also available in alloys 2017, 2024, 6061, and 6262 in several heat-treated tempers. Alloys 2024-T4, 2017-T4, and 7075-T6 produce continuous chips that must be broken by a chip breaker in the tool. Alloys 6061-T6 and 5056-H38 are slightly more difficult to machine, and they produce chips that are difficult to control. The softer alloys 5052, 3003, and 1100 are likely to produce gummy chips. Wrought alloy 4032 and cast alloys 220, 13, and A132 are quite abrasive, and high rates of tool wear result.